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25 Star Athletes Who Shamefully Threw Hands In Public

Darren - October 25, 2021
Sports

25 Star Athletes Who Shamefully Threw Hands In Public

Darren - October 25, 2021
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2. Latrell Sprewell (2002)

Sprewell was one of the NBA’s most colorful characters because he was no stranger to controversy. His most infamous moment was when he tried to choke out coach P.J. Carlesimo in a practice. But that’s not why he’s on this list. No, we’re interested in the time he broke his hand. Allegedly, he hosted a party on his yacht but became enraged when a woman vomited on the deck (via CBC Sports).

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His instant reaction was to punch her boyfriend but this didn’t end well. After he shamefully tried to assault the man, he missed and hit the wall instead. Then, the Knicks star fractured his pinkie which wasn’t helpful for an NBA player. He wore a cast for a month on doctor’s orders. Furthermore, he went to Milwaukee for the party against the orders of the Knicks’ organization.

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1. Conor McGregor (2019)

McGregor has been embroiled in numerous unsavory incidents but this was the only one to result in a public apology. He was drinking in a local bar when he decided to buy a round of his own whiskey for the bar. However, one older man rejected his offer and told McGregor he didn’t want his whiskey. McGregor clearly didn’t appreciate this because he shamefully punched the man in the face.

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Footage of the incident went viral and McGregor faced global condemnation for his action. It was disgraceful because he is a professional fighter and threw hands at an older man in his fifties. Later, McGregor apologized on ESPN and made it clear that it was a terrible mistake. But then he bought the bar and banned the man from stepping onto the premises, so he wasn’t that sorry.

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